Not Just One Method
Many trainers have one or two methods and more-and-more of those methods rely highly on food based rewards with little or no effort to move away from them. However, I believe that the relationship that you have with your dog should be based on you and your communication rather than the bribe you have in your pocket. Don’t get me wrong, food serves a purpose in training, it would be irresponsible of me not to acknowledge that, we just need to find the right balance.
I work hard to ensure that the techniques that I use are the same ones used by some of the best trainers and behaviorists around the world. These techniques have been proven successful with world titles in dog sports, obedience and agility as well as being used with utility dog training (such as Seeing Eye dogs, therapy dogs and even police/security dogs).
At AKA, I am proud to be educated and able to use any of the following methods:
- Operant Conditioning
- Classical Conditioning
- Behaviour Threshold Training
- Clicker Training
- Lure/Reward Training
- Observational Learning / Modelling